It looks at how the location and structure of illicit flows of drugs, weapons, or money, influence cooperative arrangements between opposing violent non-state groups . The article uses both ethnographic methods and ArcGIS software-supported spatial analysis based on satellite images, photographs, and other data.
“I’m absolutely delighted to receive these two awards! There’s still a bias in political science towards studying armed conflict in isolation, without looking much at organised crime,” said Annette.
“My work demonstrates how the two fields cross-fertilise and that, ultimately, we must study both together to grasp current global security dynamics. It’s fantastic to see the importance of this approach being recognised through these awards, and I hope it encourages more scholars to move into this direction with their work.”